An Introduction

CDV photo of linoleum workersJim has been in the business of buying and selling antiques and collectibles since the 1950's. It's been since the mid-1970's for Ginny. Jim dates his first days of dealing to the early 1950's when he was a boy and sold stamps to friends for a few cents each.

Antique Skipping Rope Mechanical BankWe specialize in antique mechanical banks, antique toys and nineteenth century and early twentieth century photography. Jim has been a member of the Mechanical Bank Club of America since 1970.

Jim is very experienced and knowledgeable in detecting restorations, repairs and other flaws in mechanical banks and toys and in detecting banks and toys that were not made in period. He is consulted frequently by auction houses, collectors and dealers who need assistance in determining whether specific banks and toys have repairs or were made in period or not.

Actress Tobacco Card from the N-342 SeriesWe also have experience in a wide range of collectibles and antiques such as antique teddy bears and other soft toys, sport and nonsport tobacco cards, advertising trade cards, gum cards, political pinbacks and other political collectibles, sports memorabilia, folk art, and paper ephemera.

From the early 1990's to 2001 we held 48 mail and phone bid auctions in which we sold over 100,000 American tobacco cards including over 35,000 T-206 baseball cards as well as other early nineteenth century American cards, both sports and nonsports. We also held two mail/phone bid auctions of antique iron toys and mechanical banks, two mail/phone bid auctions of occupational shaving mugs, and one mail/phone bid auction of lunch boxes.

 

Blue Toastrite ToasterHow you can buy from us:

Early 20th Century Uncle Sam Pinback ButtonWe have a lot of items. We are only a little bit organized. We don't have a shop. However, thanks to the phone, modern technology, the internet, and the post office, there are ways to buy from us that do not involve having to go to a brick and mortar store.

Please browse our website and visit our eBay store. We have been selling on eBay since 1998.

If you are looking for something specific, please let us know through email or a phone call. We may have what you are looking for.

We guarantee the items that we sell to be original as described and we offer a full and prompt refund if you are not satisfied and if the item is returned in the same condition within 3 days of receipt.

If you find something on this website that you would like to purchase, contact us by email (imajgin@aol.com) or phone (717-283-6011) to confirm availability and to check on the cost of shipping.

Imajgin, our user id on eBayOn eBay our user name is imajgin. We have been selling on ebay since 1998.

To visit our store on eBay, click here: Visit My eBay Store: Imajgin~Antiques Photography Books or click on the Imajgin image on the right.

 

Our Artistic Sides

Dandelions, a scanogramClick here to learn more about Jim's paintings.Both Ginny and Jim are artists as well as antiques dealers. Ginny's media is photography. Her work has been shown in many local and national exhibits. For more information about Ginny's photography, click on the image of the dandelions.

Ginny has been involved as an active member of the Lancaster County Art Association for twelve years and is the webmaster for their site. She has served on the Board as Publicity Chair and as Vice President and President.

Jim's media is paint and his style is abstract. His work has been shown at Ginny's studio/gallery on W. Orange St. in Lancaster, at the Lancaster County Art Association, and in exhibits in Alexandria, Virginia and Washington, D.C. For more information on Jim's painting, click on the image on the right.